Now I know about how making assumptions makes fools of us all, but after five inches of rain cancelled yesterdays program at Belmont Park, were going right ahead and assuming todays preliminary allowances feature for three-year-old fillies will be rescheduled to the main track.

Unlike most times when races are taken off the turf and one or two horses benefit most, today that could possibly could be the case with five of the six entrants. While Stormy West, Clifton Bay and Still have all shown a preference for grass, all are strongly wet-track bred on both sides of their pedigrees. Whether their trainers elect to run, of course, is entirely another matter.

In fact, the other three members of the six-horse race are bred to handle wet, too, albeit to lesser degrees. But, still, none can be safely eliminated and five of the six fillies have a good chance to win.

Resultantly, were not getting too fancy here. Were taking Lost Etiquette to win, with no price restrictions, because we dont know how many of these actually will run.

Lost Etiquette has been on the improve recently despite being compromised by soft pace scenarios, especially last time out when the fractions were slow but she still closed ground in deep stretch. That doesnt happen very often over big sandy.

Were thinking the switch to Johnny Velazquez, a tad more aggressive than Edgar Prado, might put Lost Etiquette into the game a little sooner and that her kick will take her the rest of the way. On performance figures, shes simply the fastest, and most consistent, of this group.

[Yesterdays Card Was Cancelled. Running Totals Same As Wednesday]